Bato Spring

After a month na nag resign ako sa first company na pinagtrabahuhan ko, I and my old but goodies friends planed to have a trip somewhere out of the Metro. Yung malayo sa trabaho pero malapit sa Manila mga tipong 2-3 hrs trip lang from Manila. Medyo kuripot kame. Ganon ata talaga kameng magkakaibigan mga may kanya-kanya kase kaming responsibilidad. Yung iba pamilyado, iba breadwinner tulad ko at yung iba sadyang kuripot para makapag ipon pa din.

Ate Irene of my sisters in TP suggested Bato Springs. At first I thought its the Bato-bato hot springs in Los Baños, Laguna so I told the group “Ayos para sa mga rayuma ng mga matatanda”.. She laugh at me and answered back.. “liit di tayo sa hot spring.. malamig tubig don”.. nanahimik ako. Waiting til the day na nagkita-kita kame.

So this is it pansit.. We’re 10 pax when we went there. Ride a bus going Lucena in DLTB fare is around 130+/per pax/one way (its 4yrs ago sorry i cant really remember whats the exact ammount but i guess same price range pa din sa pamasahe). Di namen alam yung eksaktong street so nagpababa na lang kame sa kundoktor sa Bato Springs. Sabay muestra ng kundoktor na sasakay pa kame ng tricycle pag baba.

Ok.. babaan time. Antay na ng tricycle na mag dadala samin sa Bato Springs. 150 ang isang tricycle. Kumuha kame ng 2 tricycle. Himalang nag kasya kame sa 2 tricycle. Kahit medyo may mga kalakihan sila at ako lang ang payat samin.

Alright! Finally.. Swiming time! Umuwi sina ate Irene at 6 pa kaming natira so we spent the rest of the day and night at the resort. We enjoyed our overnight stay. Natapos ang maghapon namin ng kakakain dahil may baon kame, videoke, inuman at kwentuhan. Nung wala na kaming mapag usapan natulog kami ng very light. Wake up time 5am. We started exploring the place. Best time to explore the place in the morning. Wala masyadong tao sa pool. Wala kang kaagaw sa lugar. Sakto rin para mag brisk walk sa paligid at magswimming sa malamig na tubig na tamang tama sa mainit na panahon. Panalo para mag bonding, relax at mag enjoy tuwing tag init.

Budget:per head for our overnight stay

  • 130 bus fare x2 (papunta at pabalik)=260
  • 150 tricycle (150÷5= 30)x2=60
  • Entrance 125
  • 1room cottage na may lamesa sa baba for dining 1500 (2 big beds kasya naman kaming anim with small cr infairness) the room is good for 4-6 pax // ÷6=250

So total of 695pesos not bad for you to enjoy natural cold spring water of Bato Spring offers. A very good summer getaway. Ayaw namin mababad sa araw kaya nag overnight kami since we went there after ng shift nila ng hapon. A very good place to go. Tahimik, mura, more on nature connection, easy access malapit kase sa Manila. Di ka na lugi kung bonding ang habol mo.

A few pictures of the place:

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